Rotary Club of 
     Corning New York


Feb 26, 2015
Rhonda Morton
Why Smart People Don’t Change and How to Use Brain-Body-Behavior Tools to Blast thru Barriers
Mar 05, 2015
Mar 12, 2015
Peter Marchese
Mar 19, 2015
Annual St. Patrick's Day Program
Presented by Dick Pope
Mar 26, 2015
Gil Sweet, Anne Bussard & Dave Siskin
Blowing our Shofar (horn) for the Jewish Food Festival!
Apr 09, 2015
Boy Scouts
Presented by Dick Pope

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We meet Thursdays at 12:10 PM
Radisson Hotel Corning
125 Denison Parkway East
Corning, NY  14830
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The Stories of Corning Rotary

Corning Rotary presents their 15th Annual International Dinner  [dinner menu] on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM at the Radisson Hotel Corning.  The evening raises money and awareness of our international programs that enhance the lives of our brothers and sisters around the globe. It is also an evening of celebration for our local international community. This year marks a change of season for our event from November to March and features Charlie Craig from Corning Incorporated as our honorary chair. 
Past President Richard Puccio received a recognition on behalf of the Corning Rotary Club as one of the top 11 clubs in the district for support of the International Polio Plus initiative to eradicate Polio from the world.


Four Club Members, Our Exchange Student Tatty and two spouses attended the Eastern Cities Dinner in Rochester on 10/27 with honored guest, Rotary International Foundation Chair John Kenny.

Dick Pope presented John Kenny with a gift from the club
We all know if you want something done quickly, smoothly, happily and successfully, just ask our women members to take on the job. Well, March is Women's History Month. Women joined the Rotary Club in 1989, and the club selected its first woman President in 1994, Ann Clarke. She was followed by Nora Smith (1998), Cathy Crandall (2002), Laurie Charlton (2004), Susan O'Leary (2010) and our own Michele Donegan in 2013. There are currently 30 women members in Corning Rotary. So at the next meeting say 'Happy Women's History Month' and 'thanks' to our women members for their contributions to our club.

For the second year in a row the Corning Rotary Club presented the annual Regional Spelling Bee held March 7th at the Campbell-Savona Senior High School. This year a record 53 conteststants competed for a trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC on May 28 and 29.


Fellow Rotarian Shirley Magana, CEO of the Corning Hospital since 2008, was thrilled to talk about the new hospital under construction in East Corning, just down the hill from Rotarian Tony Spychers¹
This $142 million project will have 221,000 sq. ft. and all 65 rooms will be private, each containing sleep sofas and other amenities. Shirley described all the new equipment like MRI, CT scanner, PET scan and linear accelerator, all stateof the art. Outpatients will comprise 75% and a three day stay is anticipated for inpatients.
In addition to the five more expansive OR¹s there will be two procedure rooms and an eight bed ICU. The ER will have two fast track rooms in addition to 18 treatment rooms. An 18,000 sq ft cancer center will be attached.
Shirley showed views of the inside: the entrance, the cancer center, a patient room and an obstetric room, all designed for the comfort of the patients and their family. 

The Corning Rotary Club presented a check for $1,200 to the Corning Meals on Wheels at it's weekly meeting on January 9th at Noon at the Radisson Hotel Corning.  The money was donated by members at the club's annual holiday party in December.  Pictured are from left to right:  Bill Boland, Club Service Chair,  David Smith, Executive Director of Corning Meals on Wheels and Michele Donegan, Club President.

The Annual Holiday Party took place on Thursday December 19th at the Country Club. Spirits were high, with a festive mood. 
The sweet sounds of harpist Maryalice Little greeted guests as they arrived and continued through dinner. Also greeting guests were elf sales teams selling tickets to determine which bachelor would be picked by Rudolphina, the red-nosed' reindeer in the Holiday Party Dating Game that was played later. But first, MC Ted Goldwyn kicked things off with his distinctive sense of humor.
At a recent meeting Ellen mentioned she was having some trouble without her German keyboard. Brian Klotz and his Corning Inc. associates worldwide went to work and had one delivered from overseas. A happy Ellen is shown here with Brian.

The Lis Event Team
The recent Lis Hudson-Heininger fundraiser was a tremendous success. A great team of Corning Rotarians put on this event to fund Lis Hudson-Heininger's advocacy for Lyme disease awareness, and to defer a portion of her substantial medical expenses. And thank you to all the Rotarians that participated to raise $28,000. Imagine that. A bright moment in our Rotary experience. And a shout out to Lis to keep her spirit behind the Lyme disease awareness initiative. ALBUM

Going strong after 3 years, the Literacy Committee's Red Bookshelf project, to distribute free books at cites around the area, is going strong. With the constant support of many groups and individuals that do drives and monitor bookshelf stocking, over 165,000 free books have been distributed.
This is a picture of Kaitlyn. She was raised with books in her household and developed a love of books and reading and it upset her to know that other children might not have access to books to keep and have as their own. Kaitlyn asked her classmates to donate used books that they were “too old for” so other kids could enjoy them. She also asked her friends who attended her birthday party to bring used children’s books if they were able to. Through Kaitlyn’s hard work she was able to collect over 900 children’s books for donation for the Red Bookshelf Project.


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